Couch-Stone Symposium

Hey!  Wow!! We finally got our blog going–thanks to Dirk vom Lehn.  Welcome.  I hope this blog can become a regular site for our shared interests in music.  

The first piece of information is exciting.  I have agreed to host the Couch-Stone, spring interactionist, symposium at Texas State University.  The days are March 27, 28, 29, 2014.  Please let me know if you are interested in taking part in a fairly intimate discussion of: music and self-identity; music and social scenes; music and emotions; and other possible topics.  Tentative plans include an evening of music in San Marcos on Thursday; a full day of panels and a keynote address on Friday; a “field trip” to Austin’s famed 6th Street on Friday evening; a town hall meeting on SI and music Saturday morning, and then back home in the afternoon.  I hope to help subsidize some of your expenses.  Please email me ASAP ( if you are interested in attending, and our particular interactionist topic of interest.

Joe Kotarba    




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1 Response to Couch-Stone Symposium

  1. Thomas Scheff says:

    There is a recent documentary on line” Alive Inside.” It shows the effect of iPod music on dementia patients in nursing homes. Intense!

    Also my 2011 book, What’s Love Got to Do with It? about social/emotional content of pop song lyrics.

    Tom Scheff

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